Toddler killed in farming accident

CORUNNA, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A toddler was killed when a tractor rolled on top of him Thursday.

DeKalb County Police were called out to the 1900 block of CR 13 in Corunna.

Ann Stackhouse had her 18-month-old son, Oliver Stackhouse, with her while she was doing her chores.

The boy was near an empty tractor that wasn’t on when the tractor rolled backward,  police said.

His mother tried to stop the tractor from rolling further, but her leg got pinned underneath.

Police say the tractor rolled about 10 feet before it came to rest.

Emergency personnel tried to save the boy, but he died at the scene.

Police aren’t sure yet if any safety equipment on the tractor was working at the time.

The incident is currently under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and DeKalb County Coroner’s Office.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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